Walled Kitchen Gardens Paperback
Part of the Shire Album S. series
Walled kitchen gardens were found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland.
They were designed to provide a continual supply of fruit, flowers and vegetables.
With the aide of heated glasshouses, there would be out-of-season delicacies such as strawberries for Christmas, exotic tropical fruits, figs and grapes.
The remains of these gardens can still be seen, some converted to other uses, some simply abandoned; a few have been restored to their previous productiveness.
This book examines the history of these old kitchen gardens in the light of what might be seen there today.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 56 pages, colour and black and white
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/08/2006
- Category: Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
- ISBN: 9780747806578